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Metal Garages: A Sound Investment For Property Value

Do you have second thoughts about investing in a metal garage? Have you been wondering if it will be the right investment for you? You see, more than 90% of Americans own at least one car. Hence, you can assume that a property with a garage unit will be quite a deal for most people.

A steel garage unit will not only be functional but also increase your property’s market value. As more people look for garage space, it is likely to be listed at a higher price.

Does Metal Garage Increase Property Value?

A standard size metal garage can increase your property value by up to 11 to 13%. Not only that, but by remodeling your garage door (especially in the case of attached ones), you can get up to a 4% increase in the value depending on style. Therefore, investing in a good insulated door with a higher R-value is beneficial. Steel garage doors are not only sound structures but also retain their structural strength with time.

Why A Steel Garage Is ‘The Sound Investment’ For You? 

Low Ownership Cost

While the upfront cost of a steel garage varies with location, size, type, and foundation, there are several cost related benefits of owning one in the long run. You can get prefabricated metal structures (PEMB) that can get installed within weeks and start using them sooner.

Save Money On

  1. Insurance: Metals are non-combustible. They are also not affected much by external environmental factors. That’s why you can get up to 30 to 40% less insurance premiums.
  1. Pests: Metals are inorganic materials. They are not natural homes to pests, termites, or other insects. Hence, you do not need to spend intensively on pest control & inspection units.
  1. Maintenance: The overall upkeep of all steel buildings is extremely low. They can be cleaned by a garden hose or pressure washer once a year. Depending on your local weather conditions, they do not need repainting for 5 to 10 years.

Note: If you are worried about metal rusting, you can opt for weathering or galvanized steel. The latter is coated with zinc to prevent rusting. 

Additional Storage Space

Do you need additional space to keep your belongings? You can get a clear span interior with a metal structure, i.e., column-free space. This gives maximum carpet area for the available sq. ft. You can use the metal garage to park your car and use the remaining area to plan storage.

A metal garage offers ample space for residential or businesses to keep items and use them in multiple ways.  

Expandable In Future

In case the future demands you to expand your garage, you don’t have to build a new one. With metal garages, you can remove the backend support wall. This can be removed to add more side panels and increase the size.

Types Of Metal Garages You Can Invest In

  1. Attached Garage: As the name suggests, they are attached to your main building mainly from the front. They allow for easy access to your home. The downside is that they are difficult to expand or remodel for another purpose.
  1. Detached Garage: They are installed independently on your property. They don’t allow access to the main home, thereby increasing safety. They can be easily expanded or remodeled for living space.
  1. Utility Garage: You can easily make multiple use of it. These can be used half for parking and the other half as a storage shed. For instance, a 20 ft. wide, 36 ft. long, and 10 ft. high utility metal garage can be used as parking + storage or as a parking + office space.
  1. Detached Garage With Lean-to: Many metal builders offer garages with lean-tos, which are shed-like structures attached to one or either side of the garage.

Conversion To Living Space

If there is any change in lifestyle or you need extra space for your work, you can convert your steel garage into a living space by incorporating a few changes. You can convert it into a workshop, home office, kids’ play area, art studio, etc.

Multi-Purpose Steel Structures

Metal garages are incredibly versatile structures. They can be transformed into a completely new unit. For instance, you can use it for residential applications or rent it out as a storage unit. They can easily be transformed into a new structural unit as you desire.

Consider Following Before Investing In A Steel Garage

To invest, first, you will need to list some garage related details like:

  1. Size: How much sq. ft. is available for construction on your lot? Do you want an internal column-free structure? What does your local authority say about installing a garage in your area?
  1. Height: How high do you want the roof to be? You can go as high as 40 ft.
  1. Purpose of use: Is it only for parking, or do you want other uses out of it as well? Do you want it for residential or commercial purposes? Is it supposed to be livable?

In Closing,

Once you have all the above questions answered, the next thing to do is the following:

  1. Research online about various metal dealers. Read their reviews and customers’ feedback.
  2. Have a look at what is included in the package. For instance, some metal dealers offer shipping included in the price, some offer free shipping, and some may offer delivery and installation included in the final pricing.
  3. Select one that suits your budget and needs.
  4. Once you are done with the design part with your metal dealer, don’t rush to order it. First, get a permit for installation. If there are any design changes, you will be informed.
  5. Once you have received your permit, you can order the metal garage to start construction.

We hope this blog has given you a clear picture of why metal buildings are such a good investment. This will help you make an informed decision.

Uneeb Khan
Uneeb Khan
Uneeb Khan CEO at blogili.com. Have 4 years of experience in the websites field. Uneeb Khan is the premier and most trustworthy informer for technology, telecom, business, auto news, games review in World.

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